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    Thinking about building a monster tank.

    In the planning phase now.

    Lots to learn still.
     
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    Hello and welcome! Hope you enjoy your stay at APSA! Monser tank??? Dimensions?
     
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    :welc to APSA Eion.

    What dimensions is will your monster tank be?
     
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    Thanks for the welcome.

    Well I'm thinking 2.5 L x 1.3M H x 1.0M W. Maybe bigger.

    Tank about 2500L

    I want community tank with lots of fish well planted. (maybe with some Discus if possible.)

    Need to do research on Glass, Construction, Filtration, Water Chemistry, Sub-Strata, Fish, Plants, Lighting and Aquatic design. (add more topics as they are discovered)

    Right now i am trying to learn the plants, (Latin names) (Shapes)

    Cryptocoryne parva
    Echinodorus tenellus
    Eleocharis acicularis
    Glossostigma elatinoides
    Hemianthus calletrichoides
    Lilaeopsis brasiliensis
    Marsilea angustifolia
    Sagittaria platyphylla
    Sagittaria pusilla

    moss on rocks

    Riccia fluitans or small Anubias i.e. Anubias barteri var. nana or the smaller ?petite? variety.

    Popular red plants

    Alternanthera reineckii
    Ammania gracilis
    Barclaya longifolia
    Cabomba piauhyensis
    Echinodorus barthii
    Echinodorus horemanii ?red?
    Echinodorus ?Red Flame?
    Eusteralis stellata
    Hygrophila polysperma ?sunset?
    Limnophila aromatica
    Ludwigia arcuata
    Ludwigia glandulosa
    Ludwigia inclinata
    Myriophyllum mattagrossense ?red?
    Nesaea sp.
    Nypmhaea lotus var. rubra
    Nymphaea stellata
    Rotala macrandra
    Rotala rotundifolia
    Rotala wallichii

    Popular fine leafed stem plants

    Diplidis diandra
    Hemianthus micranthemoides
    Hydrotriche hottoniiflora
    Hottonia inflata
    Mayaca fluviatilis
    Mayaca sellowiana
    Micranthemum umbrosum
    Potamogeton gayi
    Rotala sp.?Green?
    Rotala sp.?Nanjenshan?
    Rotala rotundifolia var. Green

    Popular broader leafed stem plants

    Bacopa caroliniana
    Cardamine lyrata
    Gymnocoronis spilanthoides
    Heteranthera zosterifolia
    Hydrocotyle leucocephala
    Hygrophila corymbosa
    Hygrophila difformis
    Hygrophila polysperma
    Hygrophila salicifolia

    Some might be Ileagal.

    Note to self this might be a huge project had i tank that failed and gave up on the hobby wanna do it right this time around.

    So this might take years, Rome wasn't build in a day.

    Might start some smaller tanks first as a support system for the big one.
     
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    Hey, "Eion".

    Welcome to APSA.
     
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    Welcome!

    Geez, that is a monster tank! Good luck with the planning!
     
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    Good Luck!
    Planting a tank that high (1.3m) will be difficult, but maybe you have an idea?

    I just set up a planted tank - my advice will be to research the following areas thoroughly before starting:
    1. The type of substrate you are going to use. This will impact on ferts.
    2. The lights.
    3. Try and read Diana Walstad's book - if you want to go for a natural setup?
    4. CO2 ?

    The above are the challenges I am facing at present, still learning!

    Regards
    Ismail
     
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    Hi Eion, welcome to APSA.

    You're thinking of maybe something like this?:

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    If the tank is 1.3 m deep, you'll probably have to get into it to plant it.

    Good luck,
    Ryan
     
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    and the lights would have to be SUPER STRONG! or you can maybe use some lights from the sides through the glass for the smaller stuff like E. tennulus and so forth.

    Welcome and hope you learn what you want to know!
     
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    Welcome
    Hope your project goes well. Take it slow
     
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    Hello People

    Research is crawling along, It seems like everyday I'm discovering new site.

    Some comments:

    1)Probably use my own mix for the substrate want it nice and deep (20cm) (4 layers total)

    2)Pretty much still in the dark as far as the lighting: If I go with the standard WPG (2.5) rule I'll need about 1650W, Don't know if that much light will fit on top of the tank or maybe I should try the LSI (Lux per square inch) rule but still having problems with working out all the parameters. Some advise would be appreciated.

    3)haven't got the book yet but have read some pages available on the internet.

    4)CO2 probably

    Some other questions:

    1)Has anyone build i tank like this who can give some advice on bracing and glass thickness?

    2)Good sump filter design and filtration rates I should be looking at?

    Tank will only have about 120cm water in (bottom 20 cm substrate) top 10 cm open air space. (with cover on top)

    Looking for about 100cm clear viewing space.

    Thanks

    P.S. just found this:

    http://www.fnzas.org.nz/articles/techni ... culations/

    any suggestions on bracing?
     

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